Dwight David Hurst
Wed, 12/16/2015 - 9:56am admin
June 24, 1945 - Dec. 9, 2015
Dwight David Hurst, age 70, Murdo, S.D., died Dec. 9, 2015, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.
Dwight David Hurst was born June 24, 1945, to Orville “Rusty” and Verda (Howder) Hurst. He grew up in the Draper area, attending rural country school through fourth grade, Draper Grade School, and graduating from Draper High School in 1963.
He later attended Black Hills State College. Following college he went to California where he worked for a short time. Upon returning to South Dakota, he worked for Bert Creamer, Rankin Implement, Corky Hayes at Corky’s Auto Supply and West Central Electric.
On April 3, 1971, Dwight was united in marriage to Sheila Masteller. To this union was born their son, Todd.
Dwight enjoyed gardening, mowing, fishing and hunting. One of his best hunting memories was when he was able to shoot his prize elk, in 2003, in the Black Hills. Dwight also enjoyed driving the school bus and enjoyed those kids. He loved riding motorcycles throughout his life. Another joy of his life was having coffee at the “round table” with his many friends at a local restaurant.
Dwight was always willing and ready to help anyone out.
After seven short weeks, he succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila, Murdo; one son, Todd Hurst, Mounds View, Minn.; two brothers, Russell Hurst (Janet), Lakeville, Minn., and Norman Hurst (Mary Kay), Mobridge; three sisters, Joyce Drabek (Rich), Belle Fourche, Nancy Densmore (Don), Olympia, Wash., and Marlyce Miller (Dale), Elk Grove, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Dwight was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanie Schroeder, his parents and a special cousin, Dennis Hurst.
Memorial services were held Monday, Dec. 14, at the Draper Auditorium, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.
Interment was at the Draper Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com